Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement

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Welcome to the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE)!

DPIE is the result of an initiative to streamline county government operations in the areas of permitting, business licensing, inspections and property code enforcement.​​


Fall Community Partners' Meeting

DPIE Director Melinda Bolling greeted guests at the Fall Community Partners' Meeting, hosted by DPIE. The meeting was designed to keep civic association leaders, community leaders and residents informed of Prince George's County departmental policies, services and programs provided by DPIE, DoE and DPW&T.  #PrinceGeorgesProud

Melinda Greets Guests at Community Partners Meeting

Prince George’s County Short-Term Rentals (STR)

In September 2018, the Prince George’s County (Maryland) Council adopted legislation to establish a Short-Term Rentals Program in the County. The program is administered by the County’s Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE).  As of October 1, 2019 Short-Term Rental Licenses are required in Prince Georges County.  For more information and step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the STR applications, please visit our Short-Term Rentals page.
Sign Blitz Fall 2019

Sign Blitz Fall 2019

DPIE organized a Sign Blitz with other agencies to remove thousands of illegal signs from local rights-of-way. During September 23−24, DPIE's Enforcement Division staff collected over 1,511 signs and over 100 abandoned orange cones. DPIE Director Melinda Bolling and other County department representatives spoke to the media about the hazards and negative repercussions of illegal signs. Please help us to keep Prince George's County clean! #PrinceGeorgesProud

ePlan Training Web

FREE ePlan Customer Training

Thursday, October 17, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement
9400 Peppercorn Place
Conference Room 410
Largo, MD 20774

DPIE is offering monthly ePlan Customer Training to show how to complete online applications and upload plans for review in our ePlan system.

Seating is limited and offered on a first call, first-served basis. All those who wish to attend training in October need to reply no later than October 10th by clicking the activities link.  You may also send an e-mail that includes ALL three of the following contacts or call the phone number:

If you are not able to attend the training, please notify one of the above persons via e-mail or call the phone number no later than the third Tuesday of the month to be rescheduled.

Please Note:  If there are less than 5 people signed up for a training, the class will be cancelled; people who signed up to attend will be notified and moved to the following month's class.

All customers scheduled to attend an ePlan Customer Training session must print out a copy of the "ePlan Applicant User Guide" to bring to the class.

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NOTICE: Change in Cell Tower Application Process

Effective August 1, 2019, Cell Tower Applications must be submitted online.
This does NOT include small cells at this time.


Building Permit Fee Multiplier Adjustment

Effective July 1, 2019, the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement will change the building permit fee multiplier used for new building construction and additions.

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The new formula will be calculated by using the Building Valuation Data (BVD) issued by the International Code Council dated February 2019. The International Code Council updates the BVD table bi-annually; however, Prince George’s County will update the fee multiplier annually.

The BVD table provides the “average” construction costs per square foot, when calculating permit fees for new construction and additions within a jurisdiction. The 2015 International Building Code gives instructions concerning permit fee schedules in Section 109.2 and building permit valuations in Section 109.3.  Permit applications submitted prior to the effective date will be calculated by the appropriate BVD.

For additional information or questions regarding this Notice, please contact Mr. Bellur Ravishankar, Associate Director, Building Plan Review Division at 301-636-2070.

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NOTICE:  MHIC Procedure Changes

All applicants using Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) contractors are required to follow the procedures indicated below:

• Submit a letter on company letterhead from the MHIC licensed contractor indicating:  MHIC license number; date of letter; MHIC licensed contractor’s name and signature; and list of person(s) authorized to obtain permits with their license.  

• The identification of each contractor and their designee will be verified to ensure validity of license and authorization by the MHIC licensed contractor.

Should you have any questions regarding this notice, please call 301-636-2050.


Permitting and Licensing & Building Plan Review Division Application Intake Hours

Day Hours
Operational Intake
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Operational Intake
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Residential Walk-thru
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Commercial Walk-thru Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Residential/Commercial Walk-thru
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Divisional Office Hours

Division Day Hours
Site/Road Plan Review
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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